Mischa Barton's Hollywood hate
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 July 2008
Mischa Barton tries to avoid the Hollywood lifestyle.
The former 'O.C.' actress makes a deliberate effort not to be seen out and about in Tinseltown, because she doesn't want to be known as a party girl.
She said: "I recommend taking Hollywood with a pinch of salt. I get to meet and work with a lot of interesting people and have opportunities to do quality work.
"I try to avoid getting too embedded in the 'Hollywood' lifestyle, I love to travel and I have my family and my life outside of work. Although Hollywood mainly offers me access to the industry, I also love the beach, boogie boarding and the weather."
Mischa - who is currently dating Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke - also revealed she would never date an actor, and prefers romancing men not involved in the movie industry.
She added in a magazine interview: "I would rather date outside of the industry. I think actors are a special breed, it takes a specific personality to be an actor - there needs to be some kind of balance."